My Reading List for 2019

So my friend Adam is very intentional in planning out his reading for the year.  You can see his plan for 2019 here.  I thought I’d take s stab at structuring some of my reading for this year and seeing how it goes.  I find I encounter titles that intrigue me and I can be distracted from my other books to read, so I’m wondering if this will help hold me accountable.

My goal is to list two books a month, so 24 books or so, which would allow me to add other books during the year if I encounter them. However with some of these books being heavier reading than others (such as Brueggemann) I may not make it through all them and that is okay.  I’d rather shoot high and hit low, than aim low.  I think goals are important and I’m hoping this is doable.  The past 1/2 year I’ve averaged 4 or 5 books a month, but I’m expecting to reduce that level in 2019 especially once I’m employed.

This year some of the books will be revisiting old books I own and haven’t read, or need to re-read.  Also the Leviticus commentaries are for a course I’m auditing this winter.  Should be fun!


Leviticus: Tyndale Commentary Series by Jay Sklar

Leviticus, Numbers: NIV Application Commentary by Roy Game

Romans: Story of God Commentary Series by Michael Bird

Philippians : Story of God Commentary Series by Lynn Cohick



The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen

Working the Angles by Eugene Peterson

Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work

Patched Together: The Story of my Life  by Brennan Manning



The Word Militant by Walter Brueggemann

Created for Community  by Stan Grenz

The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann

The Practice of Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann

Jesus a Theography by Leonard Sweet



Preaching and Preachers by D> Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley

Preaching: Communciating Faith in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller

Biblical Preaching by Haddon Robinson

Between Two Worlds: The Art of Preaching in the Twentieth Century by John Stott



Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations  by Carey Nieuwhof

The Four Best Places to Live by Mark Buchanan

The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak


Please leave a comment sharing what book or books are you hoping to read in 2019.